Israeli parliament vote triggers early election

The Knesset, which came into office less than two months ago, voted 74-45 to disperse and call new elections.

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Israel steps up strikes as Gaza rocket attacks intensify

As Israel pounded Gaza with airstrikes, the Palestinian death toll rose to 22, including two pregnant women and two babies.

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Casualties increase amid worsening violence in Gaza conflict

The Israeli military has retaliated with some 260 airstrikes against militant targets in Gaza.

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Six killed as Israel strikes Gaza targets in response to heavy rocket fire

Six Palestinians, including a pregnant mother and her baby, have been killed.

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Israel hits back after scores of rockets fired from Gaza

The outbreak of fighting came as leaders from Hamas and Islamic Jihad were in Egypt for talks with mediators.

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Spike in worldwide anti-Semitic acts, Israeli researchers claim

A study in Tel Aviv found that there was a 13% rise in attacks on Jews in 2018.

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Israel to attend World Expo in Dubai amid warming ties with Gulf nations

The country’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said it marked Israel’s rising status.

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Israel’s PM keen to name Golan Heights settlement after Donald Trump

Benjamin Netanyahu said the move to express appreciation for the US president’s recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the territory.

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Netanyahu appears to edge toward re-election in Israeli vote

Mr Netanyahu could capture a fourth consecutive term and fifth overall.

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Both sides claim victory as exit polls suggest cliffhanger in Israel elections

Benjamin Netanyahu’s bloc was facing a strong challenge from opposition leader Benny Gantz.

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Israel looks doomed to a fractious future

All the main parties in Israel’s election are playing a game of hawkish one-upmanship that spells trouble for any hope for a peace in the divided country says Daoud Kuttab.

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Tens of thousands of Gaza protesters join anniversary march

Israeli forces responded with tear gas and live fire to disperse crowds who approached the border fence.

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Hamas leader makes first public appearance since violence flare-up

Ismail Haniyeh visited the rubble of his Gaza City office which was destroyed in an Israeli air strike.

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Gaza remains calm despite short exchanges of fire

An unofficial ceasefire appears to be holding between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers despite limited exchanges of fire.

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Benjamin Netanyahu back in Israel to manage Gaza response

Israel has bombed targets in the Strip while militants there have launched rockets at their neighbour.

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Israel hits targets across Gaza after rocket attack

Hamas later announced that a ceasefire had been brokered by Egyptian mediators.

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Donald Trump signs document recognising Israel’s sovereignty over Golan Heights

The move follows 52 years of Israeli control over the highlands on the border with Syria.

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Israel launches strikes on Gaza Strip following rocket attack that wounded seven

Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking at the White House, said he would not tolerate aggression against his country.

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Israeli troops 'kill unarmed Palestinian' in West Bank

Israeli soldiers have shot and killed an unarmed Palestinian who was trying to aid another man, according to the governor of the West Bank city of Bethlehem.

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Eurovision role must be reviewed: Participation is an endorsement

Imagine if South Africa’s last white president FW de Klerk had, rather than recognise change as manifested by Nelson Mandela, insisted non-whites would be second-class citizens forever?

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Israeli prime minister set to face corruption charges

Mr Netanyahu denies any wrongdoing. He has called a press conference for Thursday evening.

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Other side of Gaza: Irish film-makers highlight ordinary lives in the besieged territory

A pair of Irish film-makers have made a documentary on life for ordinary people in the besieged territory, writes Ellie O’Byrne

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Israel-Central Europe summit cancelled after Polish pullout

Poland's prime minister has cancelled plans for his country to send a delegation to a meeting in Jerusalem after the acting Israeli foreign minister said that Poles "collaborated with the Nazis" and "sucked anti-Semitism with their mothers' milk".

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How an industrial plant in Israel is providing a safe haven for sharks

The hot water gushing into the sea is just what the creatures need in a challenging environment.

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Amnesty urges travel sites to ban Israel settlement listings

The rights group says rental sites including Airbnb are driving tourism to settlements that most of the world considers illegal.

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Israel’s warning over imports after boycott bill

Israel may take retaliatory measures, including placing a tariff on Irish imports, if a bill boycotting goods manufactured in the occupied West Bank becomes law.

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Israel threatens retaliatory measures if Ireland passes Bill to boycott Israeli goods

Israel may take retaliatory measures, including placing a tariff on Irish imports, if a bill boycotting goods manufactured in the occupied West Bank becomes law.

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Israel ends military operation at Lebanese border

Lt Gen Conricus said the latest tunnel originated from the Lebanese border town of Ramyeh.

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Ex-Israeli minister gets 11-year jail term after spying for Iran

Gonen Segev agreed to a plea bargain after confessing to severe espionage and passing information to an enemy.

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Tributes to Israeli author Amos Oz after death aged 79

Oz was known worldwide for a collection of novels, essays, and a well-received memoir.

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Australia recognises west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the Australian Embassy will not be immediately moved from Tel Aviv.

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Two Israeli soldiers killed in gun attack near West Bank settlement

Two other people were injured, including another soldier who was critically wounded.

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Israeli troops kill Palestinian after suspected car ramming

Police said the driver struck a police vehicle and then attempted to hit forces securing an area near the city of Hebron.

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Attacking the messenger: Netanyahu’s fake response

Example, as any parent knows is everything.

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Police recommend indicting Israeli PM Netanyahu in corruption case

Benjamin Netanyahu has denied any wrongdoing, dismissing the accusations as a witch hunt orchestrated by the media.

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Israeli cabinet minister: Gaza leader’s days are numbered

Housing minister Yoav Gallant has threatened Hamas leader Yehiyeh Sinwar.

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Rocket barrages from Gaza prompt further Israeli air strikes

Militants have vowed to escalate their attacks if Israel continues with air strikes.

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Israel and Hamas trade heavy fire after deadly Gaza incursion

Palestinian officials said at least three people, including two militants, were killed by Israeli fire and nine were wounded.

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Netanyahu rushes home after burst of Israel-Gaza violence

The clashes prompted Israeli airstrikes and a salvo of rocket fire from Gaza toward Israel.

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Palestinian group agrees to stop firing rockets at Israel

The rocket attacks followed the death of four Palestinians participating in a protest along Gaza’s perimeter fence with Israel.

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Israeli fire kills six Palestinians at Gaza protest

The Israeli military said 14,000 Palestinians thronged the border fence areas, burning tyres and throwing rocks.

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Israeli court orders New Zealand women to pay damages over axed Lorde show

Justine Sachs and Nadia Abu-Shanab appealed to the singer in an open letter to ‘join the artistic boycott of Israel’.

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Israeli police question Netanyahu again over corruption allegations

This is the 12th time the Israeli PM has faced questions from officers.

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Benjamin Netanyahu says Tehran site is ‘secret atomic warehouse’

The Israeli PM told the UN that the facility was disguised as a rug-cleaning operation.

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Two-state solution backed by Trump for first time

He has previously been vague on the topic, suggesting that he would support whatever the parties might agree to.

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Vladimir Putin in warning to Israel after Russian military plane downed by Syria

Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed sorrow over the incident.

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Israeli politician calls on PM to dismiss US envoy over aide scandal

Wall Street Journal reporter Shayndi Raice tweeted she too had a “terrible encounter” with Mr Keyes before he became Mr Netanyahu’s spokesman.

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Israeli music scene jolted by international boycott movement

Twenty acts including Lana Del Rey withdrew from the Meteor Festival.

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Hamas announces ceasefire with Israel

The deal was mediated by Egypt and other regional players.

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Israel shoots down Syrian fighter after ‘airspace breach’

The Syrian Sukhoi fighter was brought down by a pair of Patriot missiles after it penetrated Israeli territory by just over a mile.

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Turkish president calls Israel fascist and racist over nation state law

Recep Tayyip Edrogan said ‘Hitler has risen again with some of Israel’s officials’.

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Israel shoots down Syrian fighter jet after airspace breach

The Israeli military said it has shot down a Syrian fighter jet that entered its airspace.

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Nation state of Jewish people - Sectarianism in Israel’s constitution

The Islamic resistance organisation known as Hamas is a militant and anti-Semitic group located in the West Bank and Gaza Strip that is dedicated to the destruction of Israel and has been accused by Amnesty International and other NGOs of widespread human rights abuses.

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Hamas accepts ceasefire after massive Israeli strikes in Gaza

The ceasefire was brokered by Egyptian and United Nations officials.

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Irish MEP calls for 2019 Eurovision Boycott in light of Israel's 'Nation State' vote

The passing of a controversial bill in the Israeli Knesset which defines Israel exclusively as a nation of Jewish people has prompted Sinn Féin Dublin MEP Lynn Boylan to call for a 2019 Eurovision Boycott.

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Dispelling the myth of ‘Jews-only roads’ in the West Bank

The claim that religiously exclusive roads exist in the West Bank needs to be debunked, suggests Adam Levick.

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Israeli parliament passes contentious bill defining country as nation state of the Jewish people

Benjamin Netanyahu called the legislation’s passage a ‘historic moment in the history of Zionism and the history of the state of Israel’.

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Violence flares as Israel exchanges fire with Hamas militants in Gaza

Three Israelis were injured in rocket attacks, and two Palestinians were killed in an air strike.

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